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E.L. James

British writer E. L. James attends a book signing at Barnes & Noble in New York City on May 11, 2012. Over 500 fans turned out to meet the author whose novel '50 Shades of Grey' turned into a global bestseller. The film rights to the book have been sold to Universal after a major bidding war.

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